Tuesday, April 27, 2010

French Toast of the Town

Whisking the banana mixture.
I found another great book at the library. Just by the title I knew it would be good. Healthy Cooking for Kids is very descriptive and lives up to its name. The first recipe we tried was for Audrey's daddy's birthday breakfast. We thought it best to make him something fun.
French Toast of the Town

  • 1 cup well-mashed ripe banana
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 slices whole-grain bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick and with each slice cut into 4 pieces
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the banana, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. whisk together until well blended. Dip the bread in the banana mixture, turning to coat both sides. Heat griddle or large cast-iron frying pan over moderate to high heat, and brush lightly with oil. Place dipped bread-about 4 pieces-into the prepared pan, and cook over moderate to low heat until the underside is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Using a metal pancake turner, flip the French toast over, and cook on the other side an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden. Continue until the remaining 28 pieces of toast are made (you may need to re-oil the griddle between batches). 

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Mash banana
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Coat bread
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Grill bread
Another yummy breakfast. Audrey ate 5 pieces. Be sure to put oil in the pan as these little guys like to stick. Now I know why they said to use a metal spatula. This was a last-minute decision to allow Audrey to make something good for her daddy's birthday. Happy birthday!


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